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CTO Chairman Senator Richard CTO Chairman Senator Ricky Skerritt to deliver public presentation on Monday, March 26

The Caribbean's tourism leaders will assemble in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) next week to discuss the critical importance of regional tourism.

The USVI Department of Tourism announced Senator Richard "Ricky" Skerritt, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Hugh Riley, CTO's Secretary General, will visit St. Thomas for high level meetings with Governor John P. deJongh, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty and local hotelier Richard Doumeng, President-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).

coconutsFor a small island of approximately 55,000, St. Croix’s wide array of tastes is impressive. So, topping off a trip to the amoeba-shaped isle with a last lick of Armstrong’s Ice Cream is the perfect way to savor the array of culinary fare that reflects its multicultural population.

Just 28 miles long by seven miles wide, St. Croix is indeed a “foody’s” paradise. It is the largest of the three islands that make up the United States Virgin Islands - St. John and St. Thomas the others. Its surprising culinary encounters complements tourism, the island’s mainstay.

baltimore-coupleNewlyweds Nick Stamathis, left, and Kristen Wrzesien, from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, recently won a dream honeymoon package to the Caribbean courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board.

Victoria Rogers, center, JTB’s business development manager for the northeast region, presented the couple with the prize during the couple’s wedding at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (3 March, 2012) – Some of the most breath-taking and majestic scenery await delegates to the 13th annual Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC-13), taking place in Guyana from 15-18 April, 2012.

Persons who register for the conference - the full programme only - can get free visits to some of the most desirable eco-tourism attractions in Guyana, including Kaieteur Falls, the world's largest single drop falls. Among the other fascinating tours awaiting delegates are Iwokrama and the Canopy Walkway; Santa Mission/Arrow Point (a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers) and Surama Village, the winner of the 2011 CTO Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award.